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Pyrus pyrifolia 'Chojuro'

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Description

Chojuro Asian pear is a popular variety with a butterscotch flavor. It is highly productive but bruises easily. It can be kept for up to 5 months. At least two cultivars are needed to ensure an adequat pollination. Fire Blight is the biggest disease concern and the flower is susceptible to frost.

Cultivars:
Tags:
#deciduous
Cultivars:
Tags:
#deciduous
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pyrus
    Species:
    pyrifolia
    Edibility:
    This medium to large sized fruit has a yellow to brownish skin with crisp, juicy white flesh. It is sweet and mild, a little coarse in texture. Great for eating fresh. It can be stored for five months. Ripens in late August.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 8 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 7 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    This medium to large sized fruit has a yellow to brownish skin with crisp, juicy white flesh. It is sweet and mild, a little coarse in texture. Great for eating fresh. It can be stored for five months. Ripens in late August.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    The five-petalled white flower blooms in spring.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Green, glossy leaf is oval in shape, pointed at the end.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No